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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins
Fiction / 22nd June 2020

Introduction The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the prequel to The Hunger Games series. Since I have read and liked The Hunger Games, I decided to read this book by the same author. Author Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and author. Her works include Underland Chronicles series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Year of the Jungle, and When Charlie McButton Lost Power. Content The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes contains 30 chapters which are divided into 3 parts. There is an epilogue at the end of the novel. Part I is The Mentor. The second part is The Prize. Part III is The Peacekeeper. Each part consists of 10 chapters. Review The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the story of Coriolanus Snow aka President Snow in The Hunger Games Trilogy before he became the President of Panem. Panem was what remained of North America. The main event of the story was the Tenth Hunger Games. A lot of things were introduced for the first time in this event such as the mentor system, the interview of tributes, the release of mutts into the arena, the sending of gifts to the tributes in the arena, and the betting….